Water and Sanitation
The paramount importance of access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for all people as a fundamental human need and a basic human right has been recognized by country governments, international organizations, and development agencies. A number of factors directly influence the countries’ success in achieving the internationally agreed-upon targets for sanitation and hygiene such as substantial economic resources, solid institutional frameworks, clear and feasible policies and strategies, as well as sustainable technological solutions.
There is a growing recognition that effective management of a country’s water and sanitation sector (WSS) requires the use of information technology. In particular, a comprehensive management information system can furnish up-to-date data and analytics on WSS activities throughout the country, track the progress of key indicators and monitor performance towards sector goals and simplify coordination and information sharing.